The track used is standard curves from setrack,Peco OO/HO.The design is a ofset helex,with 4 levels,starting with appox 1m30 in diam.
The grade is 2 to2.5 so you get about10 cm between each level,just enough.I first put the track together on the bench just laying each layer on top of the last,i used some small pices of stait track to get the ofset working up and back towards the corner in the room,so that appox half of each layer is not laying on top of the one befor,i hope that makes sense.
Then you get exposed track so you can see the trains going round about half of each round.The i made templates from paper.Now i know how much space i need.I made a frame with 2×4 fixed to the wall with one leg, just a frame no top,you need to come inside the mountain for all sorts of things. I used a thin glassfibre sheet to round of the corner on the wall
I transfered the templates to hardboard and started to build up the helex using 1×1 for support. At this point you can fix the track,i used foam under the track.Fix the wiring and your ready to test.
One thing i will say i don’t think you can use this for long trains and,now you have got your trains up you have to get them down.At 2 to 2.5 that takes appox 12 meters with track.I am going to go approx 4 meters long the wall 3 meters end wall 4 meters opposite wall around in a half ring and back again to the start.so you have 2 different heighs all the way round.
The mountain yas biult up with cardboard stips and plastercloth.
I hope you get some ideas from this i really enjoyed doing it .
How are you? Thank You as always for all the effort you put into this site.
It is just amazing, all the people who come on and show there beautiful work. You have posted pic’s of my layout before, and it is still a work in progress. I think I can upload some new pic’s to show some progress. But the real reason for my email is….
I live in S. Cal and take our local Metrolink Trains and come in to DT LA Union Station. And low and behold and OLD STEAM
Santa Fe 3751 built in 1921 was at the Station. So bloody cool to see and hear this steam locomotive, and soon to be at the Fullerton Station at the end of this month.
Here are a couple of ok pictures that you can upload and share if you like?
I am going to do my best to be their at the end of this month, and hope to post better pic’s or even a video for all the people on this wonderful site.
Thank you so much
And I got this in from Jane:
I hope you are well and I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch again. The train interior project had been put on hold for a while but we are re-visiting it now.
Would you be able to recommend some places or sites for train salvage items like luggage rack, enamel signs and lights etc? I have attached a drawing showing the latest space.
Our client pointed us to your direction for advice, and we really appreciate your help and advice.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
A big thanks to Steve and Tony – and if anyone cane help Jane, please post below!
That’s all this time folks. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide, it you want to get going on your own layout.
Keep ’em coming.
PS Ebay cheat sheet still going strong.